Sunday, September 12, 2010

Knowing God - 1 John 3:23

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And this is his commandment:
We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another, just as he commanded us.
1 John 3:23
 
Which part of this commandment is easier for you: Believing in God? Or loving your neighbor?
 
Let me suggest that if you're like me, most days we do both halfway.
 
The problem with truly loving our neighbor is forgiveness. There's someone out there who's hurt you. And unforgiveness is like a cancer cell in your heart. It feeds on healthy cells -- slowly, gradually, silently. And sometimes before we even realize it's there, it's robbed us of much life and health.
 
Who do you need to forgive today?
 
Secondly, we believe in Jesus ... of course. And yet, how often do we take matters into our own hands. How often do we look for the approval of others, rather than trusting in God's love for us (a love so wonderful that he died for you and me). We confess with our lips that we believe in God, but in practice, why don't we trust him more?
 
What's one thing you can trust him with more today?
 
In Christ's Love,
a guy who wants to
follow the commandments
 
The longer it sits there, the more dangerous it 

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